Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 162 174
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -38
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 31 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.79% 3.54% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 16
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £340 £403 £313
90th Percentile £480 £578 £456
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £52.50

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 647 536 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.55% 11.56% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 325 373
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.66% +7.86%
10th Percentile £235 £201 £225
90th Percentile £573 £528 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% +11.65% -14.91%
10th Percentile £13.08 £11.28 £10.63
90th Percentile £64.75 £27.80 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.67 £21.50 £23.81
% change year-on-year +5.45% -9.69% +10.48%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -11 21 £390 -5.45% 6
Staffordshire +13 13 £363 -12.12% 6
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 4
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 13 (41.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (38.71%) Information Security
3 11 (35.48%) GDPR
4 9 (29.03%) CISSP
5 8 (25.81%) FMCG
5 8 (25.81%) Retail
6 7 (22.58%) TOGAF
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
7 6 (19.35%) ISSAP
7 6 (19.35%) Security Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Project Governance
8 5 (16.13%) Change Control
8 5 (16.13%) SABSA
8 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (16.13%) GSEC
8 5 (16.13%) QA
8 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
8 5 (16.13%) COBIT
8 5 (16.13%) PMI
8 5 (16.13%) PMP
8 5 (16.13%) PMI Certification
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (12.90%) .NET
9 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.90%) CISM
9 4 (12.90%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.90%) Logistics

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Codeship
2 1 (3.23%) Spinnaker
General
1 8 (25.81%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Military
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Security Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) IT Architect
3 5 (16.13%) IT Security Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Junior
3 5 (16.13%) Junior Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Web Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Web Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce Manager
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Project Coordinator
5 3 (9.68%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Core
3 2 (6.45%) Akka.NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (6.45%) OAuth
3 2 (6.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) FMCG
2 5 (16.13%) PMI
3 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Information Security
2 7 (22.58%) TOGAF
3 6 (19.35%) Project Governance
3 6 (19.35%) Security Architecture
4 5 (16.13%) Change Control
4 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
4 5 (16.13%) SABSA
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.90%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Logistics
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Data Governance
7 2 (6.45%) Programme Governance
7 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) CISSP
2 6 (19.35%) ISSAP
3 5 (16.13%) GSEC
3 5 (16.13%) PMI Certification
3 5 (16.13%) PMP
4 4 (12.90%) CISM
5 3 (9.68%) CISA
5 3 (9.68%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (6.45%) CISMP
6 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CLAS
7 1 (3.23%) ECSA
7 1 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (3.23%) ISSMP
7 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (41.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (35.48%) GDPR
3 5 (16.13%) COBIT
3 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (16.13%) QA
4 3 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (3.23%) GCP
6 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (3.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Ingenico
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle